A mentor will take you, and your request to work with them, seriously if you can describe:
- where you are in your career,
- what you want to learn and why, and
- specifically what you want to learn from them.
You need to assure them that you are serious and seeking their help for the right reasons. And are genuinely interested in and committed to the process.
When you know what you need to know it makes it much easier to explain your motivations and what you hope to achieve.
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